While enjoying her second year as a Western senior, Meghan Kessinger will be graduating with degree in environmental policy and planning. Kessinger spent most of her life in Bothell, but has spent time in St. Louis, San Diego and Minneapolis. She is a voting member of the Activities Council.

Q: Why did you decide to go to college?

A: I think that college provides and important format for people to develop their own beliefs about the world. It is also a great place to make friends. That is why I wanted to go to college, and I guess there is that education stuff, too.

Q: In your opinion, what is the most important thing the Activites Council does?

A: The most important thing the council does is give money to clubs that otherwise would not have much funding.

Q: How would you describe the Activities Council to a new student?

A: Primarily, the council is a funding resource for clubs. We oversee the allocation of money that could help clubs put on their events, attend conferences and trainings and purchase general supplies.

Q: Why did you join the Activities Council?

A: My job does require me to be on the council, but I was actually really excited to be a part of it this year. I will definitely be bringing a big cup of coffee to the council every week.

Q: Describe a normal week for you at Western?

A: Work, meetings, meetings, food, class, work, meetings, homework, Arrested Development, laundry, food, America’s Next Top Model, food, meetings, sleep...

I am not really this boring of a person, but my schedule definitely is.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the AS?

A: This is a tough question. It is like asking what my favorite thing about the world is. The AS has so many creative elements and supportive elements, that it is hard to talk about everything in such an overarching way. Personally, my favorite thing is the friendships I have made.